Download Full Text (808 KB)
In the same issue of The Christian Intelligencer in which the letter from "W" [or Rev. Charles Scott] appeared, the editor offered Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte an opportunity to respond to some of the points made by "W." Van Raalte's response is entitled "Dr. Van Raalte Card." V.R. seems to indicate that Rev. John Van Vleck had provided some of the information for the "opinions" of "W." V.R. said, "Common-sense and justice teach it to be right and praiseworthy that the lovers of that institution [namely, the Holland Academy] do their utmost to pay to Rev. Mr. Van Vleck his claim on the building, of between six and seven hundred dollars; and that they try to guard the building against the damage of grading the street." Van Raalte is in the East at this time raising money for the academy.
New York, New York
The original documents are held in The Joint Archives of Holland.
This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from The Joint Archives of Holland.
Van Raalte, A. C., "Response to a Letter Sent Into The Christian Intelligencer from Van Raalte" (1859). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 157.